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432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs

Senior Airman Zachary Baldridge carries a fellow Airman back to the rest of the squad during a foot patrol during the Ranger Assessment Course Oct. 8 at Silver Flag Alpha range, Nev.

432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs

Twenty-one Airmen from around the Air Force were put to the test both physically and mentally in their pursuits to attend the U.S. Army Ranger school during the Ranger Assessment Course (RAC) Oct. 2-16, at Silver Flag Alpha range, Nevada.

Published: 01:00PM October 30th, 2014

Floating easily over the steep mountains of Yakima Training Center, a twin rotor CH-47 Chinook gracefully carries the massive weight of an M777 howitzer cannon and its crew toward their destination. Their mission was to drop in, quickly set up their guns and suppress simulated enemy air defense, allowing infantry units to advance forward with the help of close-air support.

Published: 12:42PM October 30th, 2014

Soldiers of the 673rd Dental Company (Area Support), and the 508th Military Police Battalion, combined their efforts to execute exercise “Saber Wire,” Oct. 21-23, at the Northwestern Joint Regional Correctional Facility on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 01:48PM October 23rd, 2014

Just south of Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, the 787th Ordnance Company, 3rd Ordn. Bn., out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, has been providing such displays for over a month. Blast after blast, the explosive ordnance disposal technicians have been getting rid of ordnance that is expired or deemed unserviceable.

Published: 03:07PM October 16th, 2014

555th Engr. Bde. conducts helocast training at American Lake as part of its sapper course

Published: 03:05PM October 16th, 2014

Body armor has saved countless lives in Iraq and Afghanistan, but an Improved Outer Tactical Vest, or IOTV, that doesn't fit properly can actually hinder a Soldier's performance in combat.

Published: 02:39PM October 16th, 2014

Including the initial military flight into Dakar, Senegal, the Air Force Reserve's 446th Airlift Wing here has flown more than 10 C-17 Globemaster III missions supporting the Ebola control contingency, Operation United Assistance, in Liberia since the end of September.

Published: 02:39PM October 16th, 2014

Pvt. Juan Gonzalez, a native of Chicago, Ill., and infantryman assigned to Blackwatch Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division from Joint Base Lewis-Mchord, Wash., has transformed from a high school athlete to a squad automatic weapon gunner in the U.S. Army.

Published: 01:21PM October 9th, 2014

Sailors stationed at this relatively small but picturesque installation received unusual guests Sept. 30. That morning, an Air Force C-17 cargo aircraft landed at the airstrip, and Soldiers and their equipment disembarked.

Published: 01:12PM October 9th, 2014

While the overall threat level remains unchanged, the recent initiation of coalition military action in Iraq and Syria against extremist terrorist groups warrants a renewed emphasis on installation, facility and personal antiterrorism and force protection measures to ensure the safety and security of our DOD components, defense critical infrastructure, personnel, and communities. Be aware of and report instances of:

Published: 09:30AM October 2nd, 2014

Female Soldiers from across 7th Infantry Division sweated, learned and bonded during a Sisters in Arms Confidence Course event on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Sept. 19.

Published: 09:28AM October 2nd, 2014

Every summer cadets from across the country make an appearance at Army bases around the world. They are second-and third-year cadets who strive to learn as much as they can from the active-duty environment in three short weeks. Tatiana Western, from Olympia, was surprised but excited when she received orders to report to Joint Base Lewis McChord for her Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT), this summer.

Published: 09:07AM September 25th, 2014

JBLM Soldiers from the 2nd Stryker Brigade and 110th Chemical Battalion are supporting a training event that spans three Pacific Rim countries.

Published: 08:58AM September 25th, 2014

Annual combined exercise comes to a close with warm relationships and fond memories of Japanese and U.S. Soldiers training and recreating side by side

Published: 08:57AM September 25th, 2014

Stryker Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, and members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force teamed up during Operation Rising Thunder for a combined-arms, live-fire exercise at Yakima Training Center, Sept. 15.

Published: 12:00AM September 26th, 2014

Shop without sales tax, take a walk through pedestrian-friendly downtown and see the sights.

Published: 02:17PM September 24th, 2014

The U.S. Army is considering opening its elite Ranger School at Fort Benning, Ga., and is already soliciting recruits for it

Published: 02:16PM September 24th, 2014

47th CSH trains to operate and secure a field hospital 24 hours a day

Published: 10:53AM August 28th, 2014

Active Army and Idaho National Guard units have spent the last month at the Orchard Combat Training Center in Idaho as the Army continues its total force integration of active, National Guard and reserve units.

Published: 09:35AM August 28th, 2014

Family, friends and members of the JBLM community gathered together for the 5th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, deployment ceremony at JBLM, Aug. 22.